Monday, February 1, 2016



Things are going really great over here! Yesterday we actually had a Special District Conference with President Rahlf presiding. They released the current District Presidency here in Cauayan and called a new one to replace them. But that wasnt even really the coolest thing that happened! At the chapel yesterday, it was filled all the way to the back and the comment was made several times of the size and strength of the Cauayan District, so when President Rahlf got up to speak, the first thing he said was, "Wow! This looks like a stake!" Then the counselors in the mission presidency, mentioned several times about making Cauayan a stake! They even gave a time frame, they said in 2 months "the new district presidency will be released... to be called as a stake presidency!" The Cauayan District has an awesome vision for their future and I'm almost 100% sure that I will be here to see it become a STAKE! WAHOO! There's just one more branch that needs to be built up just a tiny bit more to reach our goals and that is the assignment of the new senior couples, Elder and Sister Jones from Oregon (they were also excited to hear that Jordan is serving a mission there). But I'm excited to say the least to be a part of Cauayan becoming a Stake!

We had interviews this last week with President Rahlf (its crazy that its already my 4th interview with him! time goes so fast!) But it was a great meeting and super encouraging! Because its been over a year, he went over with me some of the goals that I had set last year and if I had accomplished them! Then got to set some new goals. He taught me a lesson as I shared my very broad goals about "specificity." After that I set some new, more specific goals. But he thanked me for being the missionary that I am. He also mentioned that sometime after their mission they will be in the Meridian area! President told me that they might call you guys up and take you out to dinner! Probably with some of the parents of other missionaries as well from the Boise area! But that'll be awesome to see! You guys with President and Sister Rahlf! 

But I am getting Ty's emails. I just emailed him today! He'll be a great missionary!

But we met an AWESOME family this week! They are the Bulacan family and their Grandmother was a super active member of the church and they used to go to church with her. But when she passed away, they stopped. Now that their older and some have families of their own, they're realizing how big of an impact their grandmother made on them! There are 8 brothers and sisters and some of them were baptized a long time ago, but the others havent yet. So excited to continue to teach them! And plus we have their aunt, who is an active member who comes with us to every appointment!

But this last week as well, I finally got to go to back to my first area! We had a delivery in Bambang and Solano and I got to see my first area again! But that was a LOOOONNNNG day! Bambang is like 3 hours away and then making stops all along the way makes for a long trip. Got back home and just collapsed! haha

But we get to watch a worldwide broadcast to all the missionaries in the world tomorrow. The speakers are members of the quorum of the twelve and some other general authorities! Super excited to watch it! But love ya! Have a great week!

Elder Navarro